Put on your Game Face: Summer 2008 Beauty Olympics

Opening Ceremonies: Dolls, I’ve been testing out products to identify which cosmetics would be Beijing-bound – if there only were a beauty category. Daneen and I are participating in synchronized beauty blogging to provide you guys with a dream team of beauty products expertly culled from our respective extensive reviews. Using a scale of 1 to 10 (just like the Olympic judges!), we are awarding three winners in each category the gold, silver and bronze. Read on to find out which beauty champions made the list. To quote Daneen, “these winners demonstrate such amazing strength, agility, and endurance, you’d swear they’re on steroids.”


Face (makeup)
Gold: Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine – 10
Silver: Benefit Erase Paste – 9.3
Bronze: La Mer the SPF 18 Fluid Tint – 7.6

Eyes (makeup)
Gold: Givenchy Parad’Eyes in Dream in Black – 10
Silver: Redpoint StayPut Eyeliner in Conga – 8.3
Bronze: Fiberwig Mascara – 7.3

Cheeks (makeup)
Gold: Redpoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip in Glow – 10
Silver: Prescriptives Blush More or Less in Nantucket Dune – 8.9
Bronze: Benefit PosieTint – 7.9

Lips (makeup)
Gold: Clinique Superbalm Gloss in Lilac – 10
Silver: Flirt! Squeeze Me Gloss in Fruitalicious – 8.7
Bronze: Thierry Mugler Plexi Gloss – 7.1

Gold: NARS Nail Polish in Dovima – 10
Silver: Essie Red Hot Mama – 9.1
Bronze: Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen – 7.6

Skin Care
Gold: Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Oxygen Facial Commission – 10
Silver: Dermalogica Medibac Clearing Skin Wash – 9.0
Bronze: Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash – 7.0

Bath & Body
Gold: Bath & Body: Kings & Queens George III Lime Shower Gel – 10
Silver: Organic Apoteke Body Cleanse Gel in Sicilian Orange and Mandarin – 8.8
Bronze: Thymes Red Cherie Body Scrub – 7.9

Self Tanner/Bronzer
Gold: Guerlain Tinted Self-Tanning Gel – 10
Silver: MODELCO Tan in a Can – 8.4
Bronze: Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream – 7.9

Sun Protection
Gold: Philosophy Shelter SPF 30 – 10
Silver: LUMENE Sun on the Go Protective Sun Care for Face and Lips SPF 40 – 8.2
Bronze: Elizabeth Arden Intevene Foundation with SPF 15 – 7.2

Hair Removal
Gold: eos Evolution of Smooth Shaving Cream – 10
Silver: Venus Embrace – 8.9
Bronze: Whish Shave Crave Pump in Blueberry Mint – 7.5

Gold: Soap & Glory Feet Dreams – 10
Silver: PedEgg Pro Pedicure Foot File – 9.1
Bronze: Philosophy Soul Owner – 7.9

Hair Product
Gold: Alterna Ten Shampoo – 10
Silver: Redken Body-Full Carbo Bodifier – 9.0
Bronze: David Babaii for WildAid Conditioner – 7.8

Beauty Tool/Accessory
Gold: T3 Evolution – 10
Silver: T3 Medium Duality Iron – 8.9
Bronze: Marilyn Brush – 7.0

Gold: Dianoche Ocean Day & Night – 10
Silver: Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne – 9.4
Bronze: Burberry Classic – 8.7

I’m passing the baton to Daneen for the next leg of the relay! Click here to find out what upon which products she’s bestowed the gold, silver and bronze.

5 Comments Put on your Game Face: Summer 2008 Beauty Olympics

  1. Anonymous

    thanks for responding so quickly!

    i can’t wait for the next compilation now =]

    -budget conscious beauty junkie

  2. Beauty411

    Excellent suggestions; I see some I need to try. Wonder what eye cream those Olympians will be using (after that 12 hr. flight? Think of the bags!). Hope you’re doing well! 🙂

  3. Amber

    Hi Budget Conscious Beauty Junkie!

    I TOTALLY understand. This particular list is mostly non-drugstore, you’re correct. But I post about drugstore brands all the time, for instance check out my posts on Cover Girl and Maybelline mascaras, and Clean & Clear Steam for example. Just an FYI, Flirt! will set you back a mere $10, Sally Hansen’s Nail Pen can be found at drugstores, LUMENE is also at CVS, and the Venus Embrace is an economical purchase.

    That said, I hear your plea, and plan to do another compilation soon of under $10 products. Thank you for your suggestion!


  4. Anonymous


    i lurrvve this blog and this is a cute post, but i can’t afford any of these products and i refuse to charge makeup&cosmetics to a credit card unless it’s truly an emergency.
    can you please consider doing a drugstore version of this or try to include products that are under $10 next time you do a similar compilation?

    i would really appreciate it.
    thank you =]

    –budget conscious beauty junkie


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